Attached is a rough idea of how my network is laid out currently What can I do to make it more efficient and secure? The modem, wifi router (NetGear R7000), switches (DLink DES1526 and TPLinks), and NASes are located in the far end of the house and I have aTP Link EAP225 access point on the other side of the house for wifi usage and to connect to the garage door opener and front Ring door camera. The switches are daisy chained. I plan to add home automation doodads down the line as well. I just picked up a Dell Optiplex 5040 with an i5-6500 which will be repurposed as the BI server for $80. Probably the best find I've had in years. I've been currently running blue Iris on my personal computer running an i5-4690K for the past couple of years that I had built.. SSD died along with my storage drive which lead me to look for a dedicated BI computer. Currently the BI computer is hooked up a different switch from the cameras, but once I get the new computer setup, it will be hooked up to open Gb port on the POE switch with the cameras to remove traffic from the other switch. I can set up a VLAN using this switch but that's over my head at the moment and I cannot see the need for it nor know how to yet. I have not hardmounted the the POE AP as it's still using the power cord and sitting on the floor. If I connect it to my POE switch, it would limit speeds to 100 Mbps, correct? I plan on getting a POE injector but it's not high on the priority list at the moment. I could also move the Wifi Router more centrally or should I move the AP more centrally and disable to WIFI on router and let the AP handle the WIFI. Me thinks the AP is plenty more capable of regulating WIFI traffic than the router.